St. Mary’s Legion Post 255 manager Tyler Kimmey was pleased with his baseball team after earning its third win of the season on Thursday, 11-3 over Calvert Legion at Hallowing Point Park in Prince Frederick.
“I think that we are tightening up now that this is our third win of the season,” Kimmey said.
At the plate, St. Mary’s recorded 13 hits as a team without recording a single error in the field on defense.
“I think the guys played aggressive today,” Kimmey said. “Our pitchers threw strikes and that is what ultimately led to our win.”
Drew Weller earned the win on the mound for St. Mary’s with seven strikeouts and four walks in 5 1/3 innings of work on 76 total pitches.
Weller was able to pitch with a lead the first time he stepped on the mound after St. Mary’s put up three runs in the top of the first inning.
Brandon Mills singled on the first pitch of his first at-bat of the contest to score the first run for St. Mary’s and John Callaghan recorded a 2-RBI single to add to St. Mary’s lead before the first inning was over. Both teams failed to score anymore runs until the final three innings when they combined to score 11.
St. Mary’s scored five runs in the top of the fifth, two in the top of the sixth, and added another insurance run in the top of the seventh. Calvert scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the sixth.
“The season is a long grind. We still have a few of our older guys out, but I think once we get our full roster out here I think we will be able to play really well the rest of the season,” Kimmey said.
Callaghan, Mills and Chase Ogden each recorded multiple hits for St. Mary’s in the win.
Calvert’s five hits were recorded by five different players: Mathew Franklin, Sam Atherton, Hayden Haller, Austin Olewnik and Austin Cost.
“We just left a lot on the field,” Calvert assistant coach Scott Macwilliams said. “We made mistakes and the kids weren’t focused on the game tonight. We didn’t jump on the bag and we could have done a lot better like hit the ball harder.”
Haller led the way for Calvert with 2 RBIs at the plate, while Calvert’s three pitchers combined to surrender seven walks, 13 hits and 11 runs as the team searches was still searching for its first win of the season after Thursday’s loss.
“We got a good group of boys here, they just need to come together as a team if they want to win games,” Macwilliams said. “We will come out this week and try and play harder and more as a team to win a game.”
Calvert Legion is next scheduled to play La Plata Post 82 at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hallowing Point Park. St. Mary’s is next slated to play Hughesville Post 238 at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.